NYTimes VR 'Walking New York'

'Walking New York' is the New York Times' first virtual reality film. The film captures the birth of a large-scale street art installation in New York City by renowned French artist, JR and attempts to create a poetic awareness of New York’s storied history as a city of immigrants. The monumental portrait was conceived as a cover for the NYT’s Walking New York issue.

The experience, Walking New York, is co-directed by Chris Milk, Zach Richter, & JR and takes viewers through the making of the cover, a photograph of the 150-foot-tall portrait of a recent immigrant to NYC that was wheat pasted across the Flatiron Pedestrian Plaza. It premiered at the New Fronts and was released on Vrse for Samsung GearVR, Google Cardboard and Magic Window in the Summer of 2015.

"A brilliant use of innovation and Technology."

- Suzie Reider Managing Director, Google





Directors Chris Milk, Zach Richter & JR

Creative Directors Chris Milk & Zach Richter

Produced by Christine Walsh (NYTimes) & Patrick Milling Smith (Vrse.works)

Editors Livio Sanchez & Logan Heffelfinger

Music McKenzie Stubbart

Director of VR Photography Kate Wurzbacher

Digital Creative Directors Zach Richter & Chris Milk

Production Company Vrse.works